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School of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & MoreSchool of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University has announced its 2015-2016 season. Internationally renowned School of Theatre faculty will team up with the talented students and community members of Tallahassee, FSU alumni, and visiting artists from around the country to present a season that will inspire and entertain audiences throughout the southeast. Through the development and presentation of challenging classic and contemporary work, the School of Theatre at Florida State University continually uses the evolving, live, collaborative art of theatre to develop artists and scholars who have a lifelong passion for the arts. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that Gotta Dance, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere this year at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New VenueAlley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

As part of the Alley Theatre's inaugural season in its renovated downtown building, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's All The Way, a co-production with Dallas Theatre Center, will be performed in the new Hubbard Theatre. Members of the Alley's Resident Company will join with members of the Dallas Theater Center to create this monumental play about Lyndon B. Johnson's early days in office, rehearsing and performing in Houston in January 2016 and travelling to Dallas for a second run in March 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Explorers Club. Mad Cap Fun at the Mad CowBWW Reviews: The Explorers Club. Mad Cap Fun at the Mad Cow
by Justin J Sacramone - Jan 31, 2015

Have you ever dreamt of traveling to exotic lands? Discovering new and uncharted territories? Coming face to face with some of nature's most dangerous creatures? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a membership into one of the most exclusive clubs in London could be just the thing for you. However, do not just ask for a drink at the bar or you could find yourself falling into a ridiculous matter of circumstance. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Playwright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONSPlaywright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Constellations, which will be held following the Thursday, January 15 performance of the play at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. The panel, which will be presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne and Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

David Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatreDavid Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Presents January-February LineupWaterTower Theatre Presents January-February Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

Water Tower Theatre presents a variety of shows for their winter 2015 season. Check out a full listing below! (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, Now thru 12/21Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Director and Choreographer Jacque Lueken of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble present Legally Blonde Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Jeffrey Poindexter, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this upbeat musical, based on the popular movie, to the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage today, December 6-21, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE EXPLORERS CLUB, Coming to Stage WestPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at THE EXPLORERS CLUB, Coming to Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

It's London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis. A woman has been proposed for membership! The members of this venerable club are in shock-who could imagine such a thing? What's really needed here is a good stiff drink, but unfortunately, they have the worst bartender in all of London. And this is just the beginning of the hijinks in Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club, a co-production with WaterTower Theatre, beginning its 6-week Stage West run today, November 28. (After the holidays, the play will move to WaterTower Theatre for a run from January 16-February 8.) BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wichita College Censors 'Derogatory' Lyrics in LEGALLY BLONDEWichita College Censors 'Derogatory' Lyrics in LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Newman University in Wichita, Kan., made changes to its production of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, according to an article in the student newspaper The Vantage, due to the 'appropriateness' of some of its content. The show opened on November 20th and ran through the weekend. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 12/6-21Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 12/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Director and Choreographer Jacque Lueken of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble present Legally Blonde Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Jeffrey Poindexter, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this upbeat musical, based on the popular movie, to the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage December 6-21, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE EXPLORERS CLUB, Coming to Stage WestPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at THE EXPLORERS CLUB, Coming to Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

It's London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis. A woman has been proposed for membership! The members of this venerable club are in shock-who could imagine such a thing? What's really needed here is a good stiff drink, but unfortunately, they have the worst bartender in all of London. And this is just the beginning of the hijinks in Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club, a co-production with WaterTower Theatre, beginning its 6-week Stage West run on Friday, November 28. (After the holidays, the play will move to WaterTower Theatre for a run from January 16-February 8.) BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast of THE EXPLORERS CLUBWaterTower Theatre Announces Cast of THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for the The Explorers Club, a co-production with Stage West, running January 16-February 8, 2015 at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

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